I’m writing this aboard a UN plane bound for Mogadishu, Somalia once again. I’ll be working there with a UN agency for most of the week, facilitating a multi-stakeholder meeting. Fluffy white clouds obscure the drought below. Soon we’ll be landing on a thin stretch of land between an arid … [Read more...] about Consider T.C.O. (Total cost of ownership) next time you’re trying to make a decision, part one
Checking into the hotel I fill in the line for my name, my address, my citizenship, ... my next of kin. And yikes, my blood type! The line to get here has been anything but straight To get here I took a course to learn about kidnapping (by the way stay calm and don’t resist) and land mines … [Read more...] about Drawing a long, curvy line to Mogadishu, Somalia
I know, I know. You just got the handle on Zoom meetings and/or MS Teams and now we’re faced with the multiple challenges of hybrid. The learning curve never ends. Which can alternately be energizing and exhausting. There’s hope and even loads of opportunities with hybrids. Note: … [Read more...] about Hankering for hybrid events? Here’s how, part one
In these turbulent, trying times we are apart but that doesn’t mean we have to be isolated. Tech tools can help bring us together, they can help us connect, bridge and help us feel like we belong. Seriously. Based on popular demand, building on last month's Roundtable, we're back for … [Read more...] about Learning and Development Roundtable: Harnessing Tech Tools for Turbulent Times Part Two
√ Your blood pressure is boiling √ You’re quietly simmering with your jaw aching from clenched teeth √ Your heart is beating faster than a hummingbird’s wings √ You’re as cool as ice while you plot your revenge &/or √ Your every muscle is screaming run, as you plan your … [Read more...] about 2 alternative conflict resolution techniques I picked up at the UN
Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere. And those are only the ones I can see. I wonder how many snipers are stationed out of sight. Roads are blocked with huge cement bomb blast protectors. Traffic is cordoned off & diverted, while the streets are a colourful riot of every skin … [Read more...] about Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere.
If you didn't catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what's below. Here's the Rock.Paper.Scissors' monthly training & development round up for the month of June. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. … [Read more...] about Training & development learning well June blog post round up
I'm very honoured to be in the middle of doing some Training of Trainers for UNDP Somalia. I'm also very sobered, considering the recent attack on the UN compound in Mogadishu. It's made me think about watching your back as a trainer. That of course can mean many things - from personal safety to … [Read more...] about Don't be a scaredy cat – watch your back as a trainer